Cue the music to Clapton’s “Hello Old Friend.”


So, it’s been a while.

Peter and I went to New Orleans (don’t say New OrLEENS to me. Just don’t.) in the beginning of June because Peter had a geek conference and I was going to tag along to have a kid free trip. I didn’t blog about it because I didn’t want the interwebs to know we were going to be gone and my three darlings would be alone. I say “three” because it was Hadley, Finn and Taylor.

Yes, Taylor came from Seattle to stay here while we frolicked in NOLA for 5 days alone. FIVE.

It was difficult to leave the house because I wanted to stay and play with Taylor. Anyone who meets her knows she’s magical. It’s true. The kids, of course, couldn’t get us out of the house fast enough. Finn kept saying “She’ here, now GOOOO!”

New Orleans was lovely. When is it not? Nothing like that Southern hospitality and charm. I ate, slept until 11 or 12 every day, ordered room service, spent as much time as I could in air conditioning, saw two movies and relaxed my ass off. It was absolutely fantastic. Truly.

I have zero pictures because I lost my camera. (insert sad face – total bummer) I need a new one. I want a sweet one like Meg’s but that thing is HUGE. I’d never take it anywhere. Suggestions are welcome. I want a digital SLR that’s not enormous.

Summer is in delicious,full,sweaty swing. Hope yours is going well.



Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman | June 23, 2010 at 10:14 AM

LOVE New Orleans (N'Or-lens). Love the food, the music, the culture, the food, the friendly people ... did I mention the food?

Glad you got to relax your ass off, lady, you deserve some low-key time! Happy first days of summer to you!

- J

Associate Girl | June 25, 2010 at 10:11 AM

I love my Canon ELPH. Only 4x, so far away scenery in not good, but otherwise excellent.

Narlins - oh Narlins. I love it there but haven't been back since Katrina. I'm, frankly, scared it will be nothing like what I knew when I lived there.